Sculpture & Integrated Media

Sculpture & Integrated Media supports traditional, experimental, and interdisciplinary approaches to three-dimensional studio art practices.  Students use critical thinking exercises in a variety of applications and practices include woodworking, casting in concrete or plaster, welding and fabrication of metals, glass blowing or lampwork, found object assemblage, as well as new media applications of sound and video.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.


Summer 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Apr 2 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Apr 4
Open registration | Tues, Apr 9 

Sculpture & Integrated Media Course Descriptions

 9510a | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Tues, 6/11/2019 to 7/16/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9551a | Simple Knifemaking

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Thurs, 6/6/2019 to 8/1/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Taught at the instructor’s studio | 4223 S. Presa St San Antonio, TX 78223-1025
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Using low-tech forging setups, students will construct a single edge blade, through tang knife with a forged guard. Advance forging techniques will be covered and will address keeping overall grinding of the blade to a minimum. Learn how to construct a handle using natural and manmade materials. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies needed. No class Jul 4.

 9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Alex Ruiz
Dates: Wed, 6/19/2019 to 7/17/2019 | 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Studio: Taught at the instructor’s studio | 4223 S. Presa St San Antonio, TX 78223-1025
Tuition: $215.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $200.00

This course is designed to take students through the seven basic elements, of blacksmithing incorporating those techniques into one finished piece, as well as understanding the ergonomics of forging. From these seven, students can branch out to more complicated forms of metalworking. Relying almost entirely on hand tools-using a forge, anvil, and hammer-students will create something both of form and function such as a bottle opener, door pulls, trivet, or wall hook. Other works can be created as time permits. No class Jul 3.

 9604 | Woodworking: Hand Plane Fundamentals

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Robert Balfour
Dates: Fri & Sat, 7/19/2019 to 7/20/2019 | See class description for times.
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

Interested in learning the finer points of woodworking or have a plane that you need to learn to tune? Learn the common uses of various hand planes-bench, block, rabbet, router, and moulding planes-as the instructor demonstrates each type of plane aligning proper tool for a given task. Students will have the opportunity to practice using planes in class as they dimension a small (8 x 12") laminated hardwood cutting board on six sides as well as put a decorative edge on it all with hand woodworking tools. With the instructor's guidance, students will sharpen and tune one of their own personal planes. Wood will be supplied; please see SSA website for a list of suggested tools. Class meets: Fri, 6:00PM - 9:00PM & Sat, 9:00AM - 1:00PM.

 9824 | Video Editing and Production

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Mon, 6/10/2019 to 7/29/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $225.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $210.00

This course will explore video shooting and editing utilizing Adobe® Premiere Pro CC. Students will learn how to make a short film from beginning to end. This project includes lighting, shooting high definition video, editing, adding moving background imagery, using a green screen, and adding music, Foley, and sound effects suing Adobe® Premier. No camera required. Student will need to have some basic experience with computers.


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9510a | Introduction to Welding
Dates: 6/11/2019 - 7/16/2019| 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/11/2019 and ending 7/16/2019 at 6:30PM
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9551a | Simple Knifemaking (Full)
Dates: 6/6/2019 - 8/1/2019| 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2019 and ending 8/1/2019 at 6:30PM
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing
Dates: 6/19/2019 - 7/17/2019| 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/19/2019 and ending 7/17/2019 at 6:00PM
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

9604 | Woodworking: Hand Plane Fundamentals
Dates: 7/19/2019 - 7/20/2019
See description above for times.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 7/19/2019 and ending 7/20/2019 at 9:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

9824 | Video Editing and Production
Dates: 6/10/2019 - 7/29/2019| 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/10/2019 and ending 7/29/2019 at 6:30PM
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.

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